Reports Report 1511fr (Event 1511-2014)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 1511-2014
Observer
NameJames F
Experience Level3/5
RemarksNot a shooting star. It was not a streak. It looked like a fire work going the wrong direction-down to the left, not up
Location
AddressHaymarket, VA
Latitude38° 50' 39.41'' N (38.84°)
Longitude 77° 38' 25.45'' W (-77.64°)
Elevation117.91m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2014-07-17 22:15 EDT
UT Date & Time2014-07-18 02:15 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up right to down left
Descent Angle225°
Moving
Facing azimuth172.95°
First azimuth181.99°
First elevation41°
Last azimuth176.25°
Last elevation31°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-
ColorWhite streak, then it looked like it fell apart. It looked like a firework rocket going from upper right to lower left
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationNo
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
RemarksIt looked like firework blowing up. A white ball that decomposed into orange-red pieces then disappeared. It was not a 'streak', it looked like a white ball moving somewhat slow, like the speed of a low flying airplane